We have television set but we don't have any television programming. The winter Olympics are special to us (both being former semi professional snowboarders and all) so I made hubby go out and buy a TV tuner just so that we can watch the Olympics.
Did anyone watch last night? If you didn't you missed out! Firstly, I think I have a crush on Apollo Ohno...his eyes are so beautiful! Secondly, Women's downhill....the crashes made me cry but since everyone is o.k., I can rejoice that the U.S. took Gold and Silver....GO Ladies!!!!
...and most importantly...Shaun White!!!!
...I have a story about this kid.....
I met him at a Snowboarding trade show when he was 10 (well before he was famous). We ended up riding for the same sponsor and so we were hanging out at our sponsors booth for awhile. I was in my very young twenties and wondering to myself...what is this kid doing hanging around? Then Shaun's mother sat down with me to show me his photo album of all his accomplishments up to that point and I realized, yep this kid has talent and not just in snowboarding. Anyhow Shaun was getting bored and there happened to be a fooz ball table around so he asked me if I wanted to play with him and I said, "Sure, why not!." So we played fooz ball, me and Shaun White and he promptly kicked my butt! ....a very competitive little lad...that he was!
You know, I myself had Olympic Dreams at one time....but I was born to soon. At the prime of my talent there were no half pipes, no multi million dollar contracts and certainly no snowboarding in the Olympics yet. By the time they allowed snowboarding as an event I was a washed up, broken down old woman!
I'll leave you with picture of us in our prime:
Tomorrow we will get back to the tatting "surprise".